Police Books

Mark Falzini

Home | By Police Department | By Police Officer | By Police Subjects | Law Enforcement Books by State | Other Law Enforcement Writers | Poetry, Prayers & Articles | FAQs | Contact Us | Site Map

Mark W. Falzini “is recognized internationally as one of the foremost experts on the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case. As the archivist at the New Jersey State Police Museum, he oversees a collection of over a quarter of a million documents related to the case as well as the evidence presented at the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann. A 1991 graduate of The College of New Jersey with a degree in History, he attended Rutgers University where he received his Master of Library Service in 1994.

Mark Falzini has consulted and advised numerous authors and other museums wishing to establish exhibits pertaining to the kidnapping and trial. He has been featured in dozens of articles and television documentaries on the History Channel, PBS, Smithsonian Channel, CBS, Japan Public Television and the Travel Channel, among others. A member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, he spends his time away from the Lindbergh Case focusing on his bagpipe skills as a member of the Ulster Scottish/Thomas I. Hall Memorial Pipe Band.”  Mark Falzini is the author of Letters Home: The Story of an American Military Family in Occupied Germany 1946 -1949 and Their Fifteen Minutes: Biographical Sketches of the Lindbergh Case; and, a co-author of New Jersey's Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial (Images of America).

According to the book description of Their Fifteen Minutes: Biographical Sketches of the Lindbergh Case, “In 1927, young airmail pilot Charles A. Lindbergh wowed the world by being the first to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. His daring accomplishment won him not only the $25,000 prize, but worldwide recognition. It also cost him his privacy that lasted a lifetime. In 1932, the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped and later found dead-a crime that shocked America and the world. Bruno Hauptmann was tried, convicted, and executed for his role in the little boy's death. Their Fifteen Minutes is a unique collection of biographical essays filling in the blanks and providing background regarding the key figures involved in the case, such as: Henry "Red" Johnson, the first "prime suspect" Hans Kloppenburg, Hauptmann's best friend Jafsie, also known as Dr. John F. Condon, who served as the intermediary between the kidnappers and the family Betty Gow, a servant employed by the Lindberghs. Until now, the lives of those touched by this case have gone virtually unrecorded. Known only for their brief encounter with history, Their Fifteen Minutes tells the rest of their story showing there was much more to them than their fifteen minutes of fame.”

According to the book description of New Jersey's Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial (Images of America), “The kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. and the subsequent arrest, trial, and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann have intrigued true crime buffs for decades. New Jersey's Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial tells the story of "the case that never dies" through vintage photographs. Rare photographs, many not seen since the 1930s, will allow the reader to experience the massive police investigation led by New Jersey State Police superintendent H. Norman Schwarzkopf and the circus-like trial and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann.”

According to the book description of Letters Home: The Story of an American Military Family in Occupied Germany 1946-1949, “Letters Home is a unique account of daily life for a military family living in Occupied Germany as they experienced the aftermath of World War II and the dawning of the Cold War. Through extensive letters written home to family left behind in America and supplemented by interviews with the family, the reader will discover insights not seen elsewhere. Few books about the postwar period mention American families living in Germany, yet thousands were relocated and there was an extensive system of high schools-including sports teams, dances, and other everyday aspects of American life.The historically significant letters are part travelogue, part eyewitness account to the War Crimes Trials, part brand new material on the plight of the DPs-the refugees unwelcome in Germany and unable to go back to their homelands for fear of what the Russians would do to them.A marvelous piece of Americana with a touch of Innocents Abroad, Letters Home adds a human angle to the turbulent years of 1946?1949-a human aspect to events not available in any other source on the occupation.”

© 2004 - 2018 Hi Tech Criminal Justice